Leatt: New all-mountain Helmet, Apparel - Eurobike 2016 - PinkBike Magazine
Leatt recently announced their convertible full face helmet, but that was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their 2017 lineup. A new all-mountain helmet, gloves, knee pads, and foul weather gear round out Leatt's offerings for next season.
DBX 3.0 All-Mountain Helmet
The DBX 3.0 All-Mountain helmet (say that five times fast) uses Leatt's 360º Turbine Technolgy, which relies on wagon wheel-shaped pieces of Armourgel that are in place between the helmet's EPS liner and a rider's head. Armourgel is a viscoelastic material that hardens upon impact, and according to Leatt, those ten discs can reduce the head impact at concussion level by up to 30% and the rotational acceleration to the head and brain by up to 40%.
Aside from the potentially skull-saving technology, the DBX 3.0 has 18 vents, and a magnetic closure for the chin strap that can be operated with one hand. There are five different color options, ranging from look-at-me orange to basic black, and three sizes: S, M, XL. Claimed weight: 375g +/-50g. EN1078, CPSC 1203 certified. MSRP: $169.99 USD.
The blue discs are made of Armougel, which is meant to harden and reduce the amount of force that reaches the head during an impact.
DBX 5.0 Jacket and Shorts
Summer may still be lingering in the Northern Hemisphere, but rainy fall and winter days are lurking just around the corner. Leatt's DBX 5.0 jacket and shorts are meant for those nasty weather conditions, and use a three layer, waterproof / breathable fabric called HydraDri to keep the elements at bay. The fabric has a 20k waterproof rating, which means it should be able to withstand a proper downpour without becoming waterlogged and ineffective.
The jacket was designed specifically for cycling, and is tailored with a looser fit that leaves enough room for armor or extra layers underneath. The hood isn't detachable, but it is large enough to fit over a helmet. Color choices are black, yellow, and blue. $199.99 USD.
Waterproof shorts are nice to have when on days when it's difficult to tell the difference between the trail and a stream, but oftentimes ventilation suffers due to the heavier waterproof fabrics that get used. Leatt addresses this on the DBX 5.0 shorts by including a long, zippered vent on the backside of each leg that can be opened up to give that trapped air a spot to escape. Colors: yellow, blue, black. MSRP: $119.99